The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit earned by individuals who complete an approved term of national service in AmeriCorps programs. It is a government program that offers educational benefits to people who complete a term of intensive community service in a variety of areas.
Eligibility: Students who have worked in the AmeriCorps program may use their award toward tuition and related expenses at SAIC for both degree and nondegree courses. Students have up to seven years after their term of service has ended to claim the award.
Award amount: Varies
The award will appear as anticipated aid on Self-Service, invoices, and statements in two (2) disbursements per semester; one at the beginning of the term, and the 2nd is sent to SAIC after the mid-point of the term. Anticipated aid is deducted from the amount due to the school. When the funds are received, they are disbursed directly to the student's account.
To use a Segal AmeriCorps Award, log on to MyAmeriCorps and complete an online payment voucher. An electronic request will be sent to the Segal AmeriCorps representative in the SAIC Office of Student Financial Services to be certified. If approved, the request will be electronically certified, and the funds will be sent to SAIC by ACH electronic payment.